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Old 04-29-2009, 07:25 AM   #1
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Burning oil?

i realised that when i would hit it in first vtec wouldnt hit till late and sometimes sputter and sometimes in second as well. so then i went to go check my oil and there was no oil on the dipstick! So i went to the store and bought 5 quarts of Amsoil extended life 5W-30 synthetic. when draining the oil it looked as if only 3 quarts or so came out. my cars oil was last changed about 3000k ago before i put it up for the winter last november. my cars not leaking oil anywhere and also does not smoke, so am i just burning oil that bad?
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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rsx's are known to burn oil, especially synthetics and when hitting vtec alot.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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so burning this much oil seems to be normal? Now i was also wondering for my next oil change if i should go back to regular oil. i didnt think once u went synthetic that u could go back to regular oil.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:03 AM   #4
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I don't think you should switch back to dino but from what I have read you can switch to a heavier viscosity like 0w-30 to reduce burning, especially since we are approaching summer here in NY. I'm sure there are some oil experts here that can clarify this further. There have been some threads on this before.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #5
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I don't think you should switch back to dino but from what I have read you can switch to a heavier viscosity like 0w-30 to reduce burning, especially since we are approaching summer here in NY. I'm sure there are some oil experts here that can clarify this further. There have been some threads on this before.
stick with synthetic
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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Mine burned oil everytime I hit vtec..So the easy fix..don't hit vtec.

vtec = alot of burnt oil, and holes in your pocket.
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:44 AM   #7
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I don't think you should switch back to dino but from what I have read you can switch to a heavier viscosity like 0w-30 to reduce burning, especially since we are approaching summer here in NY. I'm sure there are some oil experts here that can clarify this further. There have been some threads on this before.
dont u mean 10w-30.. 0w-30 would be lower viscosity
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:14 AM   #8
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check to make sure you're A/F is set correctly.
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:15 AM   #9
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i also have that problem too but its normal...like every1 said k20 is a motor oil drinker soo its normal man. dont worry
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I think that you should check your oil at every gas fill-up and keep a record before determining that you are burning oil. using 1 quart every 3 or 4 thousand miles is acceptable. 1 quart every thousand miles is bad.
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:45 PM   #12
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My car chugs oil... I have to add a qt ever 1000 miles or so. What could be wrong with it?
Last time i let it run 4K miles, and did oil change and only recovered not even 2 qts.
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Old 08-07-2009, 03:04 PM   #13
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Mine will burn .5 to 1 qt over 6000-7000 miles if I beat on it.

Last change I babied it almost all the time (due to nearly $5/gal gas prices) and it didn't lose a drop.

I use only 10-30w full syn.

1 qt every 1000 miles? I don't know, unless you are drag racing it literally every day I don't think that's normal, I'd have it checked.
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My car chugs oil... I have to add a qt ever 1000 miles or so. What could be wrong with it?
Last time i let it run 4K miles, and did oil change and only recovered not even 2 qts.
you are either leaking it somewhere or your engine needs an overhaul, bad rings, pistons or valve guides.
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you are either leaking it somewhere or your engine needs an overhaul, bad rings, pistons or valve guides.
wonderful. Anyway to tell without taking the whole thing apart?
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